Message from the Dean
Dear Students, Faculty, Staff, and Guests:
This has been a pivotal year for the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies. We have affirmed our guiding principles with a renewed focus and employed them in new ways, allowing us to both expand our work and strengthen existing academic programs. Integral to this work was rearticulating our mission—to deliver a world-class, values-based education to a diverse array of communities and individuals throughout their academic and professional careers; to improve employability and develop workforces; and to contribute to building a civic-minded, well-informed, and globally aware society.
Our organizing principles allow us to meet this mission in new and unique ways. We drive pedagogical innovation by incorporating technology-mediated learning. We celebrate the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff, and our commitment to justice and the common good. We foster a culture of collaboration within all sectors of society and engage with local, national, and global communities. Finally, we seek to exemplify Georgetown's shared Jesuit values, such as women and men for others and cura personalis, or care for the whole person. These values give purpose to our work and underscore all that we do.
When these crucial elements of our identity are working together, they have the power to be transformative. Ultimately, we seek to improve the lives and careers of diverse lifelong learners by providing access to engaged and personalized liberal and professional education for all. By doing so, we can have an enormous collective impact.
Kelly J. Otter, Ph.D.
School of Continuing Studies